Matters of Education

Learning Happens Everywhere

The Home Front and The Civil War

Length of Time:   60-90 Minutes


Many things go into fighting a war. Long before Vietnam, there was a sense of needing to win the hearts and minds of those at home. During the Civil War everyone was genuinely involved in the conflict. It was also the first war where popular culture played an important role in informing and in many cases, swaying, the public.

Essential Questions

How do events on the home front affect the war effort?

Common Core Standards

English/Language Arts: History/Social Studies. 9-12

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.9-10.9 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.9 Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

Content Standards